What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally found mineral. This mineral naturally occurs in many foods, and it is added to the water supply in many communities because of its dental health benefits. Fluoride has been recognized for its oral health benefits for several years now, and our dentist is pleased to provide fluoride treatment at Great Grins in order to keep your teeth strong and healthy.

Is fluoride good for my teeth?

Fluoride is good for your teeth! It helps to protect them from decay and cavities. Every day, as you eat and drink, your tooth enamel is attacked by bacteria, plaque, sugars, and acids. This results in a process known as demineralization. When too much demineralization occurs, it ends in tooth decay. Fluoride works to prevent decay by remineralizing the tooth enamel, strengthening the tooth and protecting it from cavities.

What is fluoride treatment?

When you visit our office, Dr. Susan A. Vanstone may recommend a professional fluoride treatment to ensure your teeth stay healthy and free from decay. Fluoride in Richmond, Kentucky, is available in the form of a varnish, foam, or gel. In addition, we often recommend that you use oral health products at home that contain fluoride, such as toothpaste and mouth rinse.

For more information about the oral health benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact us today.